Thursday, July 7, 2011

Paris Grey Buffet

This is one big beautiful buffet! And luckily, I found her in perfect condition. It seems that most of my recent projects have involved bad veneer and broken drawers. It was refreshing to work on something that did not need to be repaired.



And except for the fact that she looked a little outdated, she was beautiful right from the start too. Just look at those great curves!



My immediate thought was to accentuate the French details with a combination of Paris Grey and Old White Chalk Paint.


And I do love that the chalk paint works so well on hardware too. No need to change a thing here. These were perfect too.




I painted the entire piece with two coats of the grey, then went back over the details I wanted to highlight with just one coat of white. You don't have to worry about being perfect here. Distressing will soften the lines where the two colors meet.
























After distressing, she got a coat of Fiddes & Sons light wax (which is really clear). And that was it! If only they could all be this easy. And this beautiful!




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50 comments:

clustres said...

Beautiful! I have painted 5 in similar grey shades and I have loved them all! I even have a couple of them on my blog.
Pam

Katie said...

Simply beautiful. Love the Paris Grey and Old White combination.

The Frosted Gardner said...

Sharon - this is a beauty. I love your two tone pieces. You have such great style!

Tote said...

It looks beautiful!

Susan

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh so gorgeous!!!!!!! i love it, sharon! the color is fabulous- as you know i love that color!
and let's plan on that tuesday if that works for you and you are sure i won't be bugging you the week before your sale! :) i can plan to get there for noon, and you can shw me the "shop" and then we can hit the deli- how does that sound? and of course i will be taking oodles of pictures! :)

Allison@FabRehab said...

Another gorgeous piece!

Kelley said...

She's lovely!

Twice Nice said...

Just Gorgeous! How lucky not to have to glue and clamp, and fill and sand like crazy! This one won't last long at your Summer Sale, if it even makes it that long without finding a new home.
Deb

Allison said...

I'm new to you blog, Sharon. Your buffet is beautiful. You do very nice work! Love the two tone. One of these days I need to venture into trying chalk paint.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

It is exquisite! Love it, and the two colors are just beautiful!

NanaDiana said...

wow,Sharon. That is a beautiful piece! Just gorgeous in the gray and white! I think you are liking the chalk paint better as you get more used to using it then? GREAT piece and GREAT job! xo Diana

kathie said...

love, love, love!! it is gorgeous!!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Really pretty! I love paris grey!

Michele said...

This is gorgeous--I love the gray with the white detailing. Great job, I absolutely love this, and would love it if you would share this at my linky party.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sharon! This is a beautiful dresser and I love the paris Grey! I received my cupcake supplies and I wanted to say thank you again. I am saving them until my grandkids for a visit.
xo,
Sherry

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Beautiful... love the grey!

WhyCuzICan said...

Visiting from MMS Linky Party tonight :)

What a pretty color on your buffet...the more and more I SEE the results of chalk paint, the more eager I am to try it

Thanks for sharing!

Maureen said...

It looks beautiful. I have seen several pieces with white hardware lately and I am loving it. Must put that on my "to do" list.

Amber and Brad said...

Very nice! Like the end results.

Deborah March said...

BEAUTIFULLY done!!

Tammy said...

It looks fantastic!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

That hardware is wonderful and the chalk paint on it worked so well!

Wunkie's Mommy said...

French Provincial furniture and Annie Sloan were meant to be <3 SO gorgeous!!


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The Revamped Soul said...

You did a beautiful job on this, I love the way it turned out.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

So pretty! I love the Paris Grey. I've done a little pedestal table with the ASCP if you want to check it out. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/

jmpratt said...

GORGEOUS! Two-tone is so classic!

Becca said...

This is so pretty! Love your blog. I'd love it if you'd link up to my Home and Family Friday linky party.

Becca

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Kathy said...

You are really good!!! Glad to have found your blog coming from MMS and so glad I did new *friend*

Joselyn said...

Oh so pretty! I didn't know you could use chalk paint on hardware too. You did a great job!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

This is very nice and came out quite lovely!

Annie Louise said...

Oh my goodness, I love how this turned out--good job!!!!
Jeanette

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

This is a great piece...and I love that you painted the handles. I would like to find a piece similar to this is size to use as a TV stand. I haven't had any luck though...I guess I need to try harder!

ANNE said...

Love your color choices!

Cindy said...

I love your new buffet!!! The colors are perfect, they suit her curvy little shape very well.
Hugs, Cindy

Chrissie said...

I am in love with this buffet! I think this has to be one of my favorite Elizabeth & Co pieces. Perfection!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful! Love the details and the two tones.

Amber and Brad said...

Beautiful!

Love to have you stop by and share your project on my Chalk Paint Linky Party

www.ShadesofAmberInc.blogspot.com

Tammy @ Type A said...

love! do you love the paint? i'm getting ready to order, is it as easy as it looks? thanks for partying with me!

very merry vintage style said...

Sharon--this turned out beautiful--love all the white accents. That Paris grey is the perfect shade of grey! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Johnnie said...

This is so cool! I am a new follower. Stopping by to invite you to link up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!

Johnnie

Shaunna said...

Beautiful, beautiful!! Thanks so much for linking it up, Sharon!!
:-)
shaunna

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's just gorgeous, fabulous job!
XO
Kristin

Anna See said...

she's lovely! so wonderful to breathe new life into something old.

Lolly Jane said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the grey tone you used- lovely! :)

Thanks for linkin this up with us! We featured you today!
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Happy weekend! :) xo

bahar006 said...

İt's great, I love it:)

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I featured your lovely buffet redo today over at Mod Vintage Life!

Jenn Erickson said...

Sharon, you have such a great eye for pieces with potential as well as elegant color combinations. This piece is absolutely beautiful!

Thank you so much for being a part of the party at Rook No. 17. I've missed your creativity and talent!

Best,
Jenn

driftwoodesign said...

Great job, it was like I was looking at my own post. My grey was a combination of colors and is much lighter than Paris Grey. Our supplier here is out of chalk paint so I had to make do with what I had.
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Our DIY Diaries said...

This is so beautiful! You did a wonderful job! We just found your blog and will be following for sure!

-Jen
http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/

SaltAndPepperMakers said...

Amazing how some paint transforms a piece into an heirloom. Just beautiful. Great job! ~Pepper